A Firesign Chat


||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for March 24, 2011 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| "1:33 PM? 1:33 PM!!" says Catherwood, "dextersinister should be here by now...oh, THERE you are!" as dextersinister enters and sits in the comfy chair.
dextersinister: Great to find this extensive (meaning full of it) chat room! My wife and I were watching a Seinfeld rerun last night - the episode where Jerry & George first pitch their sitcom idea to NBC. In the comedy club on the wall behind them, at the beginning of the show - is a Firesign Theatre Just Folks poster! Awesome reference and it was my wife (the recent FST convert), not me whos spotted it!
||||||||| It's 1:50 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| dextersinister - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters with RedPillTweeny close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 2:14 PM tree-stunting plans, and hurries off to the anteroom.
||||||||| It's 2:20 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| RedPillTweeny - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| warp tiptoes in around 4:52 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last week's "unpleasant incident."
warp: be well all just checking n
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 5 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| It's 5:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| warp - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and pipes up "Presenting 'ah,clem', just granted probation at 8:15 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
||||||||| New CNI streaming notice: 'no few minutes tonight, see you next week'
||||||||| Around 8:16 PM, ah,clem walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 8:59 PM and SpringTweening steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:00 PM downtown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Dexter Fong coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
SpringTweening: Hey Dex
Dexter Fong: Spring! A head!!
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
SpringTweening: The spring in my head has sprung
Dexter Fong: No CNI..=(
SpringTweening: Nope. Jim & Bambi are taking a mini-vacation in North Caorlina
SpringTweening: *Carolina
Dexter Fong: That's not very far from where they live
SpringTweening: I'm aure they can use it
Dexter Fong: Like me taking a vacation in New Jersey
SpringTweening: *sure
SpringTweening: Not far at all. Visiting the Outer Banks, I think
SpringTweening: Talked about driving to the beach
Dexter Fong: Outer banks is nice
SpringTweening: So I've heard
Dexter Fong: You've heard correctly
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Merlyn in through the front door at 9:04 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Dexter Fong: Evening Merlyn
Merlyn: hey ho
Dexter Fong wonders if that kind of greating isn't politically incorrect
Dexter Fong: *greeting
SpringTweening: Hi Merl
Merlyn: looks like Duke of Madness Motors will go into a 2nd printing
Dexter Fong: Maybe it isn't me but Tweeny
Dexter Fong: That's wonderful
SpringTweening: Very Cool :-)
Merlyn: nearly sold the first 1000
Merlyn: and making 1000 more is only a bit more money than 500
SpringTweening: Who's the publisher, Merlyn? I want to try to get my local library to pickup up a copy.
SpringTweening: Any catalor or isbn# or whatever would be helpful, as well as suggested retail prce.
Merlyn: it's 4 or 5 Crazee Guys publishing
Merlyn: SRP $45
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and Principalpoop plummets into the garden at 9:08 PM.
SpringTweening: OK
Dexter Fong: Hey Poop
Principalpoop: hi ho
SpringTweening: Hey P
Dexter Fong: There it is again..just exactly who is the ho here?
Merlyn: also seelandrecords.com is on the book
Merlyn: I think it's so far only available on the website
SpringTweening: Willie The Pinp
SpringTweening: *Pimp
Dexter Fong: *pimp?
Principalpoop: he is a pinp?
Principalpoop: i like the sound of that word, let us use it for something
SpringTweening: Great to hear about the 2nd printing
SpringTweening: I know Danger must have been a disappointment
Principalpoop: noun or verb?
SpringTweening: But I'm glad I bought a copy. A real collector's item
Principalpoop: thomas and the famous pinper
SpringTweening: Need to save up my ice cream nickles for madness
Dexter Fong: Scarlet Pinpernel
SpringTweening: Ah, the Pied Pimper
SpringTweening: Leading the sumatran rats out of the city
Principalpoop: bacon tomato and lettuce and may on pinpernickle
Principalpoop: mayo
Dexter Fong: Marchon! Pinpernel
Dexter Fong: Show them your heels
Merlyn: Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Pimpernel
Principalpoop: you go miss scarlet
Principalpoop: a 2nd printing huh
SpringTweening: Nobody have to be a pinp all the time, no more...
Principalpoop: is it on kindal or whatever that thing is
SpringTweening: Kindle?
Principalpoop: i don't use it, i don't know
Merlyn: pretty sure it isn't on kindle
Principalpoop: i was joking, ha ha
Dexter Fong: I thought i saw it on Kindler's list
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Bunnyboy close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:17 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the anteroom.
Principalpoop: i looked through the brochure, it is a real book, not just words
Bunnyboy: Lo dere
Dexter Fong: Hey Bunny
Principalpoop: hip hop bunny boy
Merlyn: is a group of short stories on the kindle called kindling?
Principalpoop: thanks for telling me about downton abbey, watched the 1st season, cool
Bunnyboy: 2nd printing. Yay!
Dexter Fong: Kindling is what you get when you accidently sit on it
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:19 PM and late as usual, it's ah,clem, just back from North Carolina."
Principalpoop: kindling wrote your a good man, gunga din
ah,clem: hi all
Principalpoop: there is ahhh, clem
Dexter Fong: Hey Clem, how was the surf?
Bunnyboy: I'm 4 eps into DOWNTON. Cool beans.
Principalpoop: are you and bambi ok?
ah,clem: we are fine
Principalpoop: surf? you got firefox 4.0?
Bunnyboy: Hiya Jim!
Principalpoop: ahh super, i saw the note about next week , ok
ah,clem: just did not bring my archives along
ah,clem: hey BB
Principalpoop: on vacation?
ah,clem: more of a business trip
||||||||| Catherwood accompanies Mudhead inside, makes a note of the time (9:21 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
Mudhead: hi guys
Bunnyboy: I'm a pinch-hitting lateshifter. Tapping on phone.
Principalpoop: hey muddy
ah,clem: hiya mud
Dexter Fong: Hi Muddie
Bunnyboy: Hiya, Richard!
Principalpoop: hi nancy
Bunnyboy: Listening to 4th ep of DEAR FRIENDS.
Bunnyboy yawns.
Principalpoop: is this thing on?
Dexter Fong: On what?
Principalpoop: lots going on, somebody be topical
Principalpoop: somebody be cease and keep us moving
Dexter Fong gets Leid scrambles some poi and opens a tike Bar, how's that for tropical
Bunnyboy: What are they gonna do with the Kaiser?
Principalpoop: roll him
Dexter Fong: Kaiser merged with Packard
Bunnyboy: Recycled Jack Benny / WB cartoon line.
Principalpoop: ahh gee mistah benny
Dexter Fong: Dentist! Oh Dentist.
Principalpoop: favorite elizabeth taylor film? taming of the shrew
Merlyn: that one Simpsons episode
Bunnyboy: TCM is screening 24 hours of Taylor films, April 10.
Bunnyboy: "Dada..."
Dexter Fong: Elizabeth *IS* Tristen Zara
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and pipes up "Presenting 'doctecazoid', just granted probation at 9:35 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Dexter Fong: Hi doc
Principalpoop: hey doc
Bunnyboy: Hiya doc!
doctecazoid: on droid phone
Dexter Fong: Talkin' to Bobby Bonds?
Principalpoop: say hi to r2d2 for me
Bunnyboy: On iPhone / bus here.
Principalpoop: say hi to ralph kramden for me
Dexter Fong: Going or coming Bun
doctecazoid: if this gets too painful, i'll cut over to pc
Mudhead: sorry, was celebrating UConn's win
Mudhead: Sup?
Bunnyboy: Barry Bonds, go to jail!
Principalpoop: go cons
Bunnyboy: Homeward bound.
Principalpoop: i wish I was
Dexter Fong: Bun: Good =0
Dexter Fong: *)
doctecazoid: heard from taylor today that almost 950 copies of DOMM have sold so far
Dexter Fong: Yeah Merlyn mentioned possibly another run
Bunnyboy: Keeno!
Principalpoop: i think the man in the aberdeen suit is a spy bunny
doctecazoid: there may be a 2nd print run
doctecazoid: not sure yet but it seems likely
||||||||| Catherwood stumbles in and snorts derisively "Presenting 'Elayne', just granted probation at 9:42 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Elayne: Evenin' all!
Dexter Fong: Hi Elayne
Dexter Fong: How's the foot thing?
doctecazoid: hi e
Bunnyboy: Off the bus. BBL. Ta!
Dexter Fong: ta
Bunnyboy: Hi/bye El!
Elayne: Foot thing much better, Dex. It lasted about a week, all told. Bloody annoying.
||||||||| Bunnyboy rushes off, saying "9:44 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
doctecazoid: taaaa
Principalpoop: super E and hi
SpringTweening: Hey Doc, E
Merlyn: hey
Dexter Fong: Elayne: Doc is on his droid and his signal is switched from somewhere on the moon so he's a little slow
Elayne: Still not walking from the local bus to the subway then from the subway station to the office, as it's just too cold now. But maybe next week I'll start that again.
SpringTweening: lol
Elayne: Thanks, Dex. Hellooooooo, Doc!
SpringTweening: Yeah, I heard winter isn't quite over yet up there
Elayne: Oh Dex, I hope you're sitting down, because I have news for you: I AM READING BOOK # 4 AT LAST.
Dexter Fong: Freaking snowy slush on the ground last night
doctecazoid: i'm a little slow
Elayne: Now I am at least 2 months behind in Entertainment Weekly, but sacrifices must be made.
Dexter Fong: no..were just fast
SpringTweening: yuk, Dex
doctecazoid: we got a little snow
Elayne: Indeed, Dex. We had the snowy slush up our way this morning. Rob had to walk me to work, me holding very tightly on to his arm for the entire 2 blocks.
doctecazoid: they predicted an m-80, all we got was a firecracker
Mudhead: 3" of partly cloudy here
Dexter Fong: 2" of Vodka here
doctecazoid: march gling out like a lamb after all
Principalpoop: springtime in roanoke, forsythia and dogwoods in bloom, crocus
doctecazoid: not drinking for now - it's been 11 days
Dexter Fong: Lent, Doc?
doctecazoid: got a bronchial infection friday a week ago
Dexter Fong: Sorry to here
doctecazoid: actually 13 days ago
Elayne: Oh ick, Doc.
Dexter Fong: *hear
Principalpoop: too much tar and nicotine in my lungs for bacteria or viruses to live there
Elayne: It is unusual, I must say, to decide on getting a bronchial infection for Lent.
Dexter Fong: Sounds thick and throaty
Dexter Fong: Hoping for that easter miracle cure
doctecazoid: saw my MD momday a week ago, had concerns about my blood work from physical early march
Principalpoop: made that blood, don't let it set, that is for sure
Elayne has finally scheduled all of her medical appointments for the foreseeable future.
Principalpoop: brain fart, make that blood work
ah,clem: good night all, see you next week!
doctecazoid: took me off my blood pressure med, wants to see me in early april
Principalpoop: ciao ahh clem good luck
Elayne: Night, Jimmy Lee!
Merlyn: nite clem
Dexter Fong: Bye clem and also Bambi
Merlyn: I make my blood work, too
Principalpoop: that is good news doc
ah,clem ;)
Principalpoop: love to bambi
Elayne: Today I saw my kidney doc, the one who zapped my kidney stones into oblivion.
||||||||| At 9:54 PM, ah,clem runs out the door saying "Hey, mister ice-cream man, I've got a nickel, wait for meeeee..."
Merlyn: Kidney Stones and Dr. Whatsit?
Elayne: She had my test results and we talked about the ones that showed high susceptibility to future stones. So now I'm on one MORE med. Is this what getting older is like?
Principalpoop: give her a hug for me, anyone who's life mission is to destroy those bastards is wonderful
doctecazoid: since i know the vodka tonics aggravate the b.p., decided it would be best to abstain until next MD visit
Elayne: My mom turned 80 years old today. I still feel like I'm 23 inside. Unfortunately my physical body doesn't agree with that assessment.
Principalpoop: sure, you start using more aisles in the drug store that you never used before
Elayne: PrinPoop, she's a wonder doc. I love her to little tiny bits.
Dexter Fong: Like smithereen'ed stones
Elayne: Indeed!
Principalpoop: 80? is that the new 70?
Elayne: I hope so, PrinPoop. I'm 53, which I understand is the new 52 and the old 54.
Principalpoop: same age as me, what month?
Dexter Fong: So your average then Elayne?
doctecazoid: 80 is the new 60!
Elayne: Never culd get the hang of the new math.
Elayne: Which of course is the very old math by now.
Merlyn: I'm also 53, but being a computer programmer I always say 20 without revealing what number base I'm using
Principalpoop: bingo, wow
Dexter Fong: lol
Elayne: Love it, Brian!
Elayne: Seriously, I think tonight we're all 50+ bozos on this online bus.
doctecazoid: right - i'm 38 hex
Elayne: I might have been a bozoette in high school, but my high school madness was so long ago it feels like black and white.
Principalpoop: hard to believe, i would not believe it if you guys did not tell me
Principalpoop: so we all remember black and white tv huh? gosh
Elayne: Nobody at work believes I'm this old, until I start throwing around cultural references they don't get.
Elayne: Seriously, a 34-year-old administrative assistant colleague had NEVER SEEN The Sound of Music. Come again???
doctecazoid: ah, black & white - those were the days
Dexter Fong: Glen Miller?
Merlyn: I remember when shows touted that they were "in color"
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Principalpoop: richard lewis mentioned McGovern last night, only 1 or 2 in the audience laughed
Dexter Fong: Elayne: I never saw it either
Elayne: My supervisor is 3 weeks older than me so she and I get most of the same references. She always turns to me for verification when she says something that goes over the other admins' heads.
Elayne: Serious, Dex? So you wouldn't know a Sound of Music reference like "I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly?" That's the one that confounded half the office.
Elayne: I mean, really, the barest minimum of cultural literacy ought to be required to navigate this world.
Elayne: I've never heard a Lady Gaga song all the way through, but my goodness I know who she is!
Dexter Fong: Serious as a Nazi Youth Corps member
Elayne: Yeah PrinPoop, I notice Jon Stewart is often taken aback by cultural refs that his audience seems too young to get.
doctecazoid: mary marin was the BEST
Elayne: Young does not necessarily equal hip.
Merlyn: I remember when this was a joke:
Merlyn: "Have you any experience in running a high-speed digital electronic computer?"
Merlyn: "Yes, I have."
Merlyn: "Where?"
Merlyn: "My aunt has one."
Dexter Fong: And to the young hip, we're geezers and 'rettes
Elayne: I don't get it, Brian.
doctecazoid: martin
Merlyn: this was back before people had aunts!
Dexter Fong: matini
Elayne: Ah, thank you for explaini-- wha?
doctecazoid: quick henry, the flit!
Elayne: Sorry Doc, that's way before my time. :)
Elayne: But that's what I mean, I know the reference even if I wasn't around.
Merlyn: sort of explained here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TechnologyMarchesOn
Elayne: Heck, I stayed up till 12:30 the other night watching an old Fred Astaire musical.
doctecazoid: geezers & 'rettes - is that anything like freaks & geeks?
Elayne: Ooh, I love TV Tropes. It's the website I always wanted to write but was always too lazy.
Dexter Fong: to the young and hip....kinda
Principalpoop: rettes? that is cigarettes
Dexter Fong: geezerettes
doctecazoid: tourettes?
Elayne: Geezers and cigarettes? Maybe that's my future in an alternate timeline.
Principalpoop: ahh ok, what happened to dudes and dudettes? it goes too fast
Elayne: Part of me wants to be Selma Diamond when I grow up, all raspy voiced and sarky.
Dexter Fong: Poop: The young and hip look upon *us* in much that manner
doctecazoid: the geezer abides
SpringTweening creaks
Dexter Fong: I wanna be Neil Diamond
Elayne: I want to have Neil Diamond's money.
Elayne: Or his diamonds, either way.
Dexter Fong: all raspy voiced and cheeky
SpringTweening: So you can do duets with Striesand?
Principalpoop: like the guy on SNL, you are so beautiful to me, the name will come to me
Dexter Fong: and send myself flowers...with no card
SpringTweening: lol
Principalpoop: leon redbone, noo
SpringTweening: Signed, Mine Truly...
Dexter Fong: Canadian eh?
Principalpoop: and chocolates too poop please
doctecazoid: tonight on 'neil's diamonds' - neil stubs his toe, hilarity ensues
Dexter Fong: wait wait
Principalpoop: song sung blue, everybody knows one
Dexter Fong: On the way to collect his induction into the R&R HOF, he stubs his toe and falls into the orchestra pit
Dexter Fong: right thru the bass drum
Principalpoop: goodness
Dexter Fong: Ginger Baker, enraged, hits him over the head with champagne gong
Elayne: Didn't I just read that plotline on TV Tropes, Doc?
doctecazoid: and speaking of getting old - had a long and wearing day, must crash
Elayne: Feel better soon, Tom - take care of yourself!
Dexter Fong: Drive to bed safe doc
Dexter Fong: and best to Lili
doctecazoid: c y'all again soon
Principalpoop: take care of that lung, good luck
||||||||| At 10:14 PM, doctecazoid vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Principalpoop: never saw the sound of music, tsk tsk
Principalpoop: i wonder about you fong
: nytol
Dexter Fong: Not real fond of the music
Elayne: I think I'll be crashing as well, although not burning. I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly. Look it up, Dex. ;)
Merlyn: nite, uh, doc
Elayne: Next week, all!
Principalpoop: night E
Dexter Fong: I look down upon it
||||||||| Elayne leaves at 10:16 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Dexter Fong: Night Elayne
Principalpoop: adlevice, make you cry
Principalpoop: probably not how you spell it
Dexter Fong: makish lyrics in your eye
Dexter Fong: it's Edelweiss
Principalpoop: like raindrops keep falling up your nose
Dexter Fong: When the Nazis hang you upside down
Principalpoop: hogans heros, combat, mchales navy, lots of good tv shows from war
Principalpoop: waiting for the iraqi and afghanistan sitcoms, like mash
Dexter Fong: China Beach covered 'nam
Principalpoop: oops, we blew up another wedding, it is their fault, they should make the bride shave.... canned laughter
Dexter Fong: Al Kaida has won
Dexter Fong: Who saw that coming?
Principalpoop: F-troop, for a whacky history of how we interacted with indians...
Dexter Fong: Oh lord
Principalpoop: south park and the mormons, going to that play?
Dexter Fong: I think i have to
Dexter Fong: The SP episode aboaut Mormons cracked me up
Principalpoop: you look mormon, from the side
Principalpoop: i hope they do scientology next
Principalpoop: do a series, all the religions he
Dexter Fong: Ah .........well........it has a certain...hm.....offputting nature about it
Principalpoop: see who has a sense of humor
Dexter Fong: 'tologists fight back
Principalpoop: oops yes, muslims too
Dexter Fong: Buhdists
Dexter Fong: Jainists
Principalpoop: or quakers, menonites
Principalpoop: rastafarians would sell out
Dexter Fong: But get everybody stoned first
Merlyn: well see ya later alligator people
Principalpoop: in a while, crocodile, holy VCR batman
Dexter Fong: Night Merlyn and thanks for the home
Principalpoop: yes, thank you
||||||||| 10:27 PM -- Merlyn left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
Principalpoop: listing religions, have i sunk so low?
Dexter Fong: Think I'll vacate also
Principalpoop: sounds like a plan, ta ta papa
Dexter Fong: how about agnostics and atheists?
Principalpoop: ciao tween, muddy, all
Principalpoop: not enough, oops that is new york, not virginia, might work lol
Principalpoop: night night
Dexter Fong: Yes, night to those of you who are here but acnt hear
||||||||| Principalpoop rushes off, saying "10:29 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| 10:30 PM -- Mudhead left for parts unknown.   (Entry from Nick Danger's "Idiots I Have Been Paid To Follow").
||||||||| It's 10:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Dexter Fong - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
SpringTweening: Happy trails, to youuuuuuuu
||||||||| Around 10:43 PM, SpringTweening walks off into the sunset...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."

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